We are Chol – where everything is possible.
We bring theatre and arts to local communities, inspiring creativity and making art accessible for everyone. We believe that creating and sharing stories makes a difference to people’s lives. We believe that children in disadvantaged areas deserve equal access to the arts. We are artists who want to make art from real and imagined stories.
We believe in the power of art
Through our flagship participatory arts projects and initiatives such as Imaginary Communities and Equal Players we inspire creativity. We explore real and imagined stories, to create theatre and art that is accessible to everybody.
We are socially conscious & interested in local communities.
We are based in Yorkshire but work nationally, with connections throughout the world. Our work takes place in everyday spaces – libraries, schools, streets, parks and community centres. Our artistic projects are driven by our desire to involve people in making art that responds to identity and locality.
We create contemporary work
That explores people’s responses to where they live, to cultural works and creates opportunities people may not have previously encountered. In particular we look at hidden stories, engaging participants through the experience of making theatre, connecting people from different areas and different backgrounds to each other.
We work with a variety of partner organisations
We work with a number of partners in local communities including libraries, schools, charities and arts organisations.
Some current partner organisations include Kirklees Libraries, Migration Matters Festival, Create Sheffield and The Lawrence Batley Theatre. To see our full list of partner organisations past and present please check out Our Partners page.